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Where to Shop, Brunch, Workout, and Unwind in Hoboken

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Welcome to Day Tripping: our seasonal guides for getting out of the city this summer, and what to do when you're there.


Image via Gypsy Warrior

At this rate, complaining about getting on the Path train to get to New Jersey will be as dated as bemoaning a trip to Brooklyn. Neighboring cities like Hoboken and Jersey City are showing their strength in the shopping and dining arena at an impressive rate.

Below, we've mapped out a gameplan for tackling Hoboken on a weekend afternoon—including the best places to shop, where to have brunch, and spots to work out and then unwind. Consider it the perfect Saturday guide to Jersey.

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1. Gypsy Warrior

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501 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 239-8020
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This NJ-based brand has a Nasty Gal-Wildfox vibe—the summerlookbook is heavy on crop tops, graphic tees, floppy hats, and chunky 90s platforms. [Photo]

2. Anthropologie

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412 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Okay, it's an Anthropologie—but it's a really good one. Shop clothes and accessories in the front, home goods in the back, and the designated sale section downstairs. [Photo]

3. Hoboken Bar & Grill

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230 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 222-6050
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The brunch menu at Hoboken Bar & Grill includes classic eggs benedict, house-made waffles, your typical omelette selection, and Bloody Marys. It's not the most inventive selection, but it gets the job done on a Saturday or Sunday morning. [Photo]

4. Mint Market

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(201) 706-8380
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Mint Market carries new women's clothes and a mix of vintage, with prices that are more than reasonable. It's off the main drag of Washington Street, which has led most of the Yelpers to refer to it as Hoboken's "hidden gem." [Photo]

5. Carlo's Bake Shop

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95 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-3671
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Famous long before it was the star of TLC's Cake Boss, this Hoboken bakery has been a neighborhood favorite for decades. Stop by to sample their rich cannolis, rugelach, biscotti, lobster tails, and decadent specialty cakes. [Photo]

6. Work It Out

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5 Marine View Plz
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cycling, barre, Pilates, and interval training classes are just a few of the classes offered at the boutique fitness studio Work It Out. And fortunately, the prices of New York's fitness scene haven't creeped over to Hoboken yet: single classes here are just $20. [Photo]

7. Body Balance Massage & Skincare

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20 Hudson Pl
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 420-7277
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Stop by Body Balance for a massage or facial before you head back to the Path train: Treatments here include Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massages, plus Reiki, trigger-point therapy, microdermabrasion, and more. [Photo]

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1. Gypsy Warrior

501 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
This NJ-based brand has a Nasty Gal-Wildfox vibe—the summerlookbook is heavy on crop tops, graphic tees, floppy hats, and chunky 90s platforms. [Photo]
501 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

2. Anthropologie

412 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Okay, it's an Anthropologie—but it's a really good one. Shop clothes and accessories in the front, home goods in the back, and the designated sale section downstairs. [Photo]
412 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

3. Hoboken Bar & Grill

230 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
The brunch menu at Hoboken Bar & Grill includes classic eggs benedict, house-made waffles, your typical omelette selection, and Bloody Marys. It's not the most inventive selection, but it gets the job done on a Saturday or Sunday morning. [Photo]
230 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

4. Mint Market

303 1st St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Mint Market carries new women's clothes and a mix of vintage, with prices that are more than reasonable. It's off the main drag of Washington Street, which has led most of the Yelpers to refer to it as Hoboken's "hidden gem." [Photo]

5. Carlo's Bake Shop

95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Famous long before it was the star of TLC's Cake Boss, this Hoboken bakery has been a neighborhood favorite for decades. Stop by to sample their rich cannolis, rugelach, biscotti, lobster tails, and decadent specialty cakes. [Photo]
95 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

6. Work It Out

5 Marine View Plz, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cycling, barre, Pilates, and interval training classes are just a few of the classes offered at the boutique fitness studio Work It Out. And fortunately, the prices of New York's fitness scene haven't creeped over to Hoboken yet: single classes here are just $20. [Photo]
5 Marine View Plz
Hoboken, NJ 07030

7. Body Balance Massage & Skincare

20 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Stop by Body Balance for a massage or facial before you head back to the Path train: Treatments here include Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massages, plus Reiki, trigger-point therapy, microdermabrasion, and more. [Photo]
20 Hudson Pl
Hoboken, NJ 07030